Wingnuts Pray at Capitol to Defeat Scary Old Satan

David Barton joined a group of pastors and a few dozen members of Congress for a “Congressional-Clergy Town Hall” that was really just a chance for them to go all over the capitol building mumbling prayers. The goal? To defeat Satan, of course, and to bring about "revival." … [Read more...]

Michael Flynn, Jr. Helps Spread Pizzagate Conspiracies

Michael Flynn, Jr., the son of Trump's appointed national security adviser, has been doing his best to spread that ridiculous fake story about the Clinton child sex trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza place (that doesn't even have a basement, FFS). But Junior isn't just his son, he's deeply involved in the Trump transition team: … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Two Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court, still with only 8 justices in place, heard two important cases involving gerrymandering on Monday. The outcome of those cases could either be a big blow to gerrymandering or be the death blow to any efforts to defeat it. Ian Millhiser explains the arguments: … [Read more...]

Wingnut: Pizzagate a Plot by Liberals to Make Right Look Bad

Some wingnut named Rachel Alexander has a terribly confused article at The Stream, televangelist James Robison's answer to The Blaze, about that idiotic pizzagate story. She spends the first 3/4ths of the article defending the plausibility of the allegations against the pizza place, then suddenly declares it all a liberal invention. … [Read more...]

Could Eric Trump Possibly Be More Tone Deaf?

Donald Trump's two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are a particularly dull pair any way you slice it. And talk about tone deaf. Eric Trump tweeted out that the recount in Wisconsin could cost thousands of children their lives. Seriously. … [Read more...]

Pence: Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies are ‘Refreshing’

Mike Pence was on This Week with George Stephanopoulos and was asked about Donald Trump's lie about 3 million illegal voters. As was the case with everyone else who has tried to defend it, he flailed about and finally declared it to be "refreshing." … [Read more...]

Pro-Discrimination Provision Stripped from Defense Appropriation

A provision allowing defense contractors to discriminate on the basis of religion has been stripped out of a defense appropriation bill in the conference committee that reconciled the House and Senate versions of that bill. … [Read more...]

How Homophobic is Jeff Sessions? This Homophobic

As journalists start digging into Sen. Jeff Sessions' past actions and statements ahead of his confirmation hearing to be attorney general, we're finding out just how much of a bigot he is in pretty much every way. This tells you just how anti-gay he is: … [Read more...]

Roanoke Tries to Eliminate Confederate Flags at Christmas Parade

The city of Roanoke, Virginia took steps this year to ensure that a group of armed people waving confederate flags on a float don't get to be there. One float last year was from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, seeking to capture the Christmas spirit with a symbol of white supremacy and slavery. … [Read more...]

Trump Nominates Ben Carson for HUD

In today's news from the bizarre netherworld that Donald Trump inhabits, he nominated Ben Carson, a man he said had an incurable "pathological temper" and compared him to a child molester to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a job Carson himself has said he is not qualified to do. … [Read more...]

Anti-Immigrant Bigot Wants to Sue Soros for Illegal Immigration

The almost impressively racist William Gheen of ALIPAC has a brilliant idea. He thinks people who don't like illegal immigration should sue George Soros for giving money to pro-immigration organizations. He wants thousands of such suits filed. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump is a Prophet!

It's been highly amusing watching the wingnuts twist themselves into pretzels making Donald Trump out to be God's Own Candidate, but Jim Bakker and his guests are taking this to a whole new level of stupid. They say Trump is a prophet himself. Because his name sounds like trumpets. Seriously. … [Read more...]